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bsjaguar
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   Posted 11/20/2009 5:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I thought I read in someones post that you were moving?  Are you, I know you had talked about it before.
 
Also, you were leaning toward getting a feline friend.  I for one think you should.  My cat, Russell, really keeps me company when I'm alone all day.  My husband always laughs when he catches me talking to Russell like a person.  Russell even answers back in his own little cat voice and I could swear he knows what I'm saying.
 
Just wondering about these two things.  I love reading your posts.  Your very knowledgeable and compassionate!!!
---Jag---
 
DDD, osteoarthritis, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc L-2/3


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   Posted 11/20/2009 8:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Jag I got to jump in here a sec, Russell does know what you are saying if you have always talked to him. I have for some strange reason talked to my animals from day one. My dogs and cats alike always have responded back. I have a real mouthy Brittany spaniel and that little boy always gets the last word in regardless, he is too funny. We had a golden retriever named Willy that was very smart, my husband would tell him "go tell your momma you want a treat" and he came to me and got me, if I wasn't in the kitchen he would get me in the kitchen. My kitties were just a hoot when I talked to them.


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bsjaguar
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   Posted 11/20/2009 1:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I know what you mean Straydog. Russell's intonations are the same as mine now. My husband will tell him to "go tell your momma" and he'll come looking for me too. I do love my big old cat.
---Jag---
 
DDD, osteoarthritis, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc L-2/3


PAlady
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   Posted 11/20/2009 1:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Jag,
Thanks for the kind words! I am in the process of closing down the remnants of a small business I had. That's the moving that's going on. I don't talk about the details much on the forum, but I'm doing a lot of grieving right now as even letting go of "remnants" is hard. And oh, the stacks of papers!!!!! And trying to get help to move. Things keep caving in. Was supposed to have help yesterday but it rained and my goddaughter's hubby (one of the helpers) had an emergency appendectomy! So somehow stuff will get moved, although I dread bringing it home because yes, there is a chance I might have to leave my house although I don't know where I'd go. Since the mortgage is thankfully paid I'm trying to stay here and not make any hasty decisions. It's all finances, and, of course, health.

All of the uncertainty is the only reason I don't have a feline friend! I stopped at the Humane Society again the other day just to talk to the kitties. Can't feed them at PetSmart any more either - did I mention that here? The people at the shelter who put the cats at PetSmart had given me permission to give the cats there treats. I've been doing it for a few weeks and then one night this up tight manager who I've never seen before walks in and tells me "you can't feed the cats!" as I'm giving them some Whisker Lkin's treats. Geesh! If it turns out I'm going to stay in this hosue I will get a cat for company and yes, I talk to them all the time! And sing (did you ever sing itsy bitsy kitty instead of itsy bitsy spider? - ok - I've really exposed my craziness!LOL).

And yes, I believe they understand. Before I had to put down my 20 year old cat, he was bedridden for nearly a month with some kind of tumor pressing against his spine. I kept him on those pads they use in nursing homes, and changed him, fed him, gave him steroids 3X/day and within about a month he was back up walking and I had him for another several months which I cherished. But when he was lying flat and couldn't move the vet wanted me to put him down. I was standing with the phone looking at him, with his water and food but unable to get to them, and the vet was asking can he get to his food and water? And I had to explain no, he couldn't get to his water and I walked back in another room, hung up the phone as the vet was pushing me to euthanize him. When I went back in, he had dragged himself to his water bowl! I am not kidding! And this happened a couple more times that I would be talking about how he couldnt' get to his litter and the next morning I woke up and he had dragged himself to his litter. It was like he was hearing me and telling me no, Mom, I CAN get to my water and my litter! Watch! And then I knew I couldn't put him down when he was trying so hard. And I was right!

Thanks again, Jag!

PaLady

bsjaguar
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   Posted 11/20/2009 1:33 PM (GMT -7)   
PaLady, I needed a good laugh and you definately brought me a good one. I could just envision you singing "itsy bitsy kitty" to your cat. I will try it but only when no one is around. They'd probably send me to the looney bin.

Do you have room in your home for the remnants from your business? Wish I could come help you, I'm good at getting rid of excess stuff. My hubby is always teasing me about my compulsion to get rid of stuff not being used or that is slightly expired. I am very much a minimalist and junk just drives me crazy.
---Jag---
 
DDD, osteoarthritis, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc L-2/3


PAlady
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   Posted 11/20/2009 2:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Jag,
You probably are one of the people I need to help me organize this place! I have room to bring things here if you consider there will be boxes stacked in corners! I am a book hound, both personally and professionally, but the shelves surrounding me are stuffed and I am starting, slowly, to take a small stack to the library's for sale bin. I have realized that shredding can be lots of fun. I put the shredder by the tv and it's nice to put those garbage bags out! It's the sorting of the papers that makes me walk away like Scarlet O'Hara! And lots of the stuff home is my medical records that have to get organized. And financial stuff. So I can't just pitch it. But I realized as I was unloading some stuff from my trunk last night at midnight and bringing in into the house and stacking it on the floor I was asking myself why are you bringing this home???? I figure winter will be a good time for organizing. If only I can keep that resolve! I also am thinking of it in terms of if I have to move (which is not an impossibility) the more organized I am, the more clutter I've rid myself of, the easier a move will be.

Oh, well, enough of that. I'm glad I gave you a smile!!! Tell me how it goes with your cat when you try to sing that to him! I should say I started that when my cat WAS a kitty, and (ok, now here's more revealing stuff about my crazy side! LOL) I used to turn him on his back and rock him like a baby! Needless to say, he would tolerate that for only a given period of time. Usually enough for a full run of the song, though! Try it and let me know!!! LOL

PaLady

White Beard
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   Posted 11/20/2009 8:58 PM (GMT -7)   
PALady
I kind of chuckled about your cat, it does sound like he was determined to stay alive! But I wanted to cry for you! To have your Cat ( your friend ) be so sick and you taking care of him like you did with the Vet urging you to put him down, that must have been so difficult for you! I do hope you can keep your place PALady and get a cat too! From what you wrote it sounds like you are a night owl? Moving and filing papers at midnight, I find I have not been going to bed till after 1 or 2 in the morning, then sleeping in till 9 or 10, sometimes even later! Anyway your post was moving and touching to me, I do hope you can get a cat sometime soon! I need one, A mouse ran accross the floor this morning, they come in ever fall and I met to get some mouse traps today when I was in town and I forgot! Anyway I guess I have a little company in the house anyway!



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privey
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   Posted 11/20/2009 9:53 PM (GMT -7)   
PALady,
I loved your cat story too I don't think I could put any of my boys down either. They are family and I talk to them all the time. I call Tomi the escort because everytime I come in the house he will greet me and not leave me until I get to where I'm stopping in the house. I went to a play that my oldest granddaughter was in this evening and when I got home Grayson gave Tomi the night off and he was the escort. They both share a package of Whiska Choice Cuts with gravey every night around 9 o'clock the rest of the time they eat dry food from their dish but around 9 each evening I swear they both meow
Whiska time. If for some reason we would forget they will come into the bedroom and wake me up to get their bag of whiska's (I add treats) Grandpy doesn't. I absolutely love these guys to death. If you lived closer to KS we have a wild little momma cat and her 5 babies outside that we've adopted as well.
They are starting to tame now and one little black one with a couple white dots has a home but I really hate to break up the family but know they'll love him/her. I'd share them with you because I know you'd love them too. Momma cat is really homily not much of a looker but she has babies that don't even look like her but she is a wonderful momma.

Man what a rambler I am...just love my babies sorry to be a bore.

PAlady
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   Posted 11/21/2009 1:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Cathy,
Cat stories are never boring to me! I love dogs, too!

White Beard - I'm not usually up and so alert at that hour, but it's amazing what pressing deadlines will do. I found out yesterday afternoon that the help (my goddaughter and now her father in place of her hubby!) I was going to have could come at any time, so I knew I had to have file cabinets and shelves emptied and ready to go. My goddaughter is actually taking most of the stuff to her house, as they could use it and I don't have room. The only thing I am taking is the filing cabinet which I abo****ely need. Course I use them in unintended ways - like openings a drawer and stacking stuff in rather than filing it. I need Jag to come to my house and help.

But it's late and I'm still up. My guess is I've got some of those little field mice running around in here once I put the lights out. I had a lot of trap set last year, but none of them caught anything. Guess the mice won the game last year. It's going to get cold here around turkey day and maybe snow and by then I'm sure I'll have some company - but the unwanted kind!

PaLady

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   Posted 11/21/2009 4:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh no, I cannot handle those boogers. I always get a bait from Home Depot. Its like a bar and I break pieces off (wearing rubber gloves) and put the pieces out where they need to be. I also make sure the pooches cannot get ahold of any of the stuff too. Nasty things.


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bsjaguar
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   Posted 11/21/2009 7:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey, PaLady, what do you use on your traps? I always used peanut butter, it stays on the trap better than cheese so the little boogers can't steal the cheese without setting off the trap.
---Jag---
 
DDD, osteoarthritis, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc L-2/3


PAlady
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   Posted 11/21/2009 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh, please, let's not go from cats to talking about mice!!! I hate mice!!

PaLady

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   Posted 11/21/2009 12:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I highly recommend a four legged mouser. he, he.


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<FONT>crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


PAlady
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   Posted 11/21/2009 5:44 PM (GMT -7)   
My thoughts exactly, Susie! yeah One of these days....

Is anyone singing itsy bitsy kitty yet? smilewinkgrin

PaLady

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   Posted 11/21/2009 9:05 PM (GMT -7)   
    Good Evening....My Lady!......We will bring our little boy kitty home this next weekend. Right now we have more in toys and bedding and a cat tower than we do him!.....Spoiled already,..don't you think? :) He is a Rag Doll, and looks like he will be quite beefy, when he gets to full growth. Hope you are all doing fine this weekend.  Take care now!
 
      Michael

PAlady
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   Posted 11/21/2009 9:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Michael,
Does he have a name yet, or are you waiting until you have him home for a bit?

I saw on Animal Planet that Rag Doll's are the size of a small dog and can get up to 25 lbs.!

Anyway, kitties are great! Sing to him!!!

PaLady

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   Posted 11/21/2009 9:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh PALady if you do get a kitty I'll have to send ya a kitty toy..., sure wish I lived nearby ya and I'd help ya with the liter too...

Michael, wow, now make sure to get a brush long hair kitties need to be brushed weekly at least...and that kittens need kitten food,
make sure to use what the current people who have him on as to not get the kitty sick, then slowly you can give him a different
type food...I use Royal Canine (kitten and Cat foods) as it's what a local cat breeder gives his cats..

and cats love those balls that light up, all my boys seem to like purple toys the best...
Hugz
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PAlady
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   Posted 11/21/2009 9:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok, Char, I'll take a kitty toy if I get a feline friend!

Purple light up bulbs - hey, I think I'd like to play with one of those myself!

PaLady

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   Posted 11/21/2009 9:45 PM (GMT -7)   
My Lady.....Well, it's either Sir Regal or Sir Tristan......not for sure yet. The Breeder wont let her kittens go until their at least 12 weeks old. But she told us today we could pick him up at 11 weeks, since he is rather large and doing very well. She told us that he was going to be rather Beefy and thinks he will get close to the 25lbs you mentioned. Chartzy,.....my wife is on top of it with the suggestions....and we will visit with the breeder when we pick him up. We are looking forward to getting him home....and were pretty excited to boot! Since we are both professional photographers, you can bet we will post some pics of him. Thank you both for your comments,....and my Lady,...I'm hoping the time for you to get one is getting closer as well. Night all.......now.....Scram! :)

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   Posted 11/22/2009 1:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh to have babies again....Sigh....

Admittedly, I do miss having babies but I also have to say that I'm rather glad that I'm not having to buy two pairs of shoelaces every week. Hahaha. One of our four has a thing for shoelaces and until we broke him of it I really was having to buy at least two pairs a week. But our boys are all great. There's the 3 brothers and my one old man. My old man was originally feral but after being picked up by the pound, healed up, and then adopted by me...he's a big love these days. The BF says that he's distinctly my cat since he generally won't come for anyone else, and won't even let anyone else touch him if I'm home. Apparently he will polish everyone's ankles when I'm gone, but if I'm in the house - he doesn't want to be caught cheating. lol
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   Posted 11/22/2009 10:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Michael,
I know a lady here that breeds Turkish Angora's (cats) and the reason she won't give them away before 12 weeks is 1. health, 2. they're not mature until the
12th week...so your lucky the breeder is giving him to you early..good luck with your new kitty and I like "Sir Tristan" and I expect to see pictures of him...
hugz...
and PALady the kitty toy is yours anytime....
I got that laser light toy and my 3 kitty boys love it, they jumped and chased it.....
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Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 11/22/2009 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Charzy.....we got one of thoses laser lights yesterday. The breeder is pretty picky, but felt that he will be ready by this next weekend.  We will post photos as soon as possible. Chutzy sent us a link where we can post them.......good people, around here!......now Scramo Whamo! :)

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   Posted 11/22/2009 7:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Michael,
I have had several cat carriers and would say not to get the small cat carrier as your kitten will out grow it..
I currently use a medium dog carrier for my kitties as it allows them to sit up in it..Soft side carriers
are nice but tend to colapse in and are harder to clean..so ask if you have any cat questions, k...
a small water bottle that squirts is a good investment, too as you might not want the kitty on the table..
You'll be a very good "kitty Dad"...
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hugz
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bsjaguar
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   Posted 11/23/2009 3:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Screaming, here's a helpful hint for an oversized cat.
Russell was having some issues peeing outside his litter box at times due to his size and this was not acceptable but not his fault. We went to the tractor supply store and got a plastic oval feed trough that measures 26"LX22"WX7"D. Along with this we purchased a plastic rectangular tray with lips of it to go under the litter box to catch excess litter. We have $41.00 in this litter box but no more issues and Russell took to it with no problems.
---Jag---
 
DDD, osteoarthritis, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc L-2/3

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